This is kind of an age old question which has been asked before on various programs and debates, but the funny thing about it is that people tend to be split into two camps on this issue and it hasn't been resolved one way or the other. Perhaps we here at the writing forum can put this question to rest, perchance. Does the media truly have an impact on people who commit extreme or criminal actions, in that if the particular media was not available (a violent video game or some rape-fantasy novel for examples), the crime or extreme behavior they engaged in would not have occured? Can the media influence have such an impact that the people who view or interact with certain explicit material be led to violent or damaging behaviors that they would not otherwise have engaged in? Wouldn't this justify censorship then? Or no?